Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

Why the Cross of Christ was not Necessary for our Life in Christ; The Sovereign Will to Love on the Cross

Whether there was any other possible way of human deliverance besides the Passion of Christ? …speaking simply and absolutely, it was possible for God to deliver mankind otherwise than by … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

What is Forensic Justification and Alien Righteousness? On Justification by Faith Alone and the Work of the Atonement

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus 1 Timothy 2:5 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all … Continue reading

October 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Atonement as Forgiving Murderers; On Sacrifice and the Active Obedience of Christ

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:34

July 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

On Executing God; Reflections on the Atoning Death of Christ and Justification by Faith Alone

Redemption from the guild, penalty and power of sin only through the shedding of the Blood in the sacrificial death (as our Substitute) of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Demonic God and Merciful Christ; Lutherans on Reconciling God’s Wrath with Mercy

Paradox of Wrath and Mercy in the God Luther have always understood that any engagement with God is always a struggle. Just as Jacob had to wrestle with the angel … Continue reading

November 12, 2010 · Leave a comment